Time well spent
Virutozity partners with vacheron constantin for an event celebrating The brand’s recently released overseas collection
Virtuozity recently invited 15 exclusive guests from its club limitada to sample an evening of fine cigars, paired with stunning single malt, in a setting dedicated to haute horology.
the guests were avid watch collectors, meaning that they were well suited to the delights that Vacheron constantin—virtuozity’s partner for the evening—had put on show. Along with the cigars, guests were treated to an exclusive look at the brand’s overseas collection, which was launched earlier this year.
the venue for this evening was the cigar room, at the Fairmont the Palm. A lounge which is quickly becoming a Virutozity favourite, it’s an elegantly chic haven featuring comfortable classic leather settees, polished wooden flooring, a flame lit back wall and a walk-in humidor. the cigar lounge specialises in malt whiskies and boasts a large collection of bourbons. And there are often exclusive evenings devoted to pairings of cigars, malts, wines and chocolates, hosted by a cigar som-
melier, which create a refined connoisseur experience.
Such a setting was perfect for a showcase of some of the most desirable timepieces around. The Overseas collection was unveiled at SIHH 2016 (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie), and was billed as a reinvention of sporting elegance.
The Manufacture calibres of the new watches in the Overseas collection are all automatic and Hallmark of Geneva certified. Each features a 22-carat gold oscillating weight adorned with a wind rose, embodying the characteristic Overseas travel spirit.
Surrounded by a soft iron ring preserving them from magnetic disturbances, these calibers boast remarkable precision and durability. Most Overseas cases are fitted with a screwed-down caseback and crown, thereby guaranteeing water-resistance to around 150 metres, 15 bar (around 50
metres), or 5 bar for the ultra-thin models. These characteristics are engraved on the back of the watches, around the sapphire crystal caseback.
The new Overseas models meet high practical and aesthetic demands in order to ensure optimal comfort, versatility and user friendliness around the globe. Depending on the model, Overseas watches are delivered with two or three different removable steel or gold bracelets/leather and rubber straps that can be fitted with a folding clasp. An interchangeability
device enables smooth and easily alternation between the bracelets/straps and folding clasps without any tools, while guaranteeing the same sturdiness as a fixed bracelet/strap.
For the cigars, the 15 Club Limitada members were treated to two exclusive sticks from Davidoff. One of them was the recently released Dubai Edition, which you can read more about on page 64. The cigars were paired with The Macallan Single Malt Whisky, cocktails and fine canapés.